Thursday, September 19, 2013

School Garden!

We are very lucky at Sunnyland to have a devoted group of families and staff who helped Sunnyland create a school garden! The work began well over a year ago, and we are finally seeing the "fruit" of everyone's labor. 

With the help from Sunnyland PTA and several community members, Sunnyland recently became another of Bellingham's several schools (Columbia, Parkview, Alderwood, and many more!) with a garden for students to learn from, tend, and enjoy. Thank you Common Threads Farm for working with us on this terrific project! 

Getting to know each other and the agreements for caring for the garden.

Math: collecting data (which we will analyze soon)

Communication: discussing the contents of the garden

Hands on: harvest!

Cooperation and Teamwork!

What IS this stuff?
Now it's time to enjoy the harvest. Thank you Ciao Thyme for preparing the food for us to enjoy!

Vinaigrette (from Ciao Thyme)
1/3 cup white balsamic or champagne vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup canola oil
1 to 2 tsp honey
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
pinch chile flakes

Stir well to combine or place all of the ingredients in a jar or shaker and shake to emulsify

Who wants to try what you harvested yesterday?

Look at all the ways it fits with or supports the curriculum!

Check out this video about the Edible Schoolyard in Berkeley, CA.

Please comment!
What do you think about our school garden?
What vegetables did you harvest? What did you learn about them?
What else should we grow?

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